Russ: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Handbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host. I’m here once again with Kenneth Guidry, President of PKF Texas; welcome back to the Playbook Kenneth.
Kenneth: Always good to be here Russ.
Russ: You bet. So last time I was here I heard stories about this a couple of times, real exciting, the new JVSA which stands for what?
Kenneth: Joint Venture Strategic Advisors.
Russ: Okay, but weren’t you doing joint venture advising and auditing before this?
Kenneth: Yeah, we’ve had a long history of service to the energy industry and this service has a long standing history in that industry in particular. We’ve seen an increase in the opportunities that are coming our way, hearing about the level of activity – the level of investment in the drilling and exploration programs that we started to see more opportunities come our way. JVSA was really purposefully founded by ourselves, by Catalyst, our PKF North America affiliate firm in Calgary in the principles of JVMI that has a 20 year history of targeted services for this purpose, joint venture, auditing joint venture management; really an opportunity for us to add some great talent to our mix and approach the market in a much more targeted way.
Russ: Cool, I guess you sort of have your foot in Calgary too, I mean that was probably happening anyway.
Kenneth: We’ve got a great relationship, again a long standing history through our PKF International relationship to service cross border operations; the opportunity to work reference from Calgary is bringing together two of the premier energy markets in North America.
Russ: Great. To learn more about JVSA visit JVSA.com. This has been another Thought Leader production brought to you by PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook.